05 mars 2009

A Very Rare Cizhou Carved Meiping, Northern Song Dynasty, Late 11th-12th Century

A Very Rare Cizhou Carved Meiping, Northern Song Dynasty, Late 11th-12th Century Well carved with a broad band of peony scroll bearing three large blossoms framed by leafy, curving stems between a band of narrow overlapping petals below and overlapping leaf tips on the shoulder which issue from the base of the short neck surmounted by a dished, everted mouth, all in dark brown reserved on a white slip ground and covered with a clear glaze through which the details have been incised, the recessed base with a splash of brown... [Lire la suite]